This rusty old Morris Minor car was found in the village of Goathland where the TV show Heartbeat is set. Parked next to Scripps Garage I am not sure if this car even starts anymore, but I was drawn to it not just due to it being a classic car, but the fantastic contrast of the light blue paintwork with orange rust. Cars have certainly come a long way since the Morris Minor that’s for sure.
The village of Goathland in the North York Moors is where the TV show Heartbeat is set, although it is called Ashfordly in the show. Being set in the 1960s there were a lot of props (mainly vehicles) to be found and photographed in the village. There were a couple of Ford Anglia Police Cars, but this was the one at the end of the village where there were fewer tourists around.
Taken at the 2011 Malcolm Wilson rally this Mitsubishi Evo 9 Rally Car is being driven by David Wright with Michael WIlkinson as the co-driver. This photograph was captured in the first stage of the rally and unfortunately this car didn’t make it to the end of the rally, as they retired in stage five with a hole in the oil filter. The sharpness of the above photograph is perfect, but I am very glad I now have a circular polarising filter as it would have helped to massively reduce the reflections in the car’s windscreen, allowing us to see more of the drivers face (albeit inside his helmet).
The 2011 Malcolm Wilson Rally was my third, but it was the first time I found a decent corner in Greystoke Forest. The last time I tried back in 2009 it was raining pretty hard. Above we see a very rare Opel Kadett rally car being driven by Allan McDowall with Gavin Heseltine as the co-driver. They finished in position 35 overall but second in their class. As they came power sliding past myself and Eddie (a car mad friend of mine) it was one of only a couple of cars that we didn’t instantly recognise.